All Paws On Deck: dogIDs is Moving!

Pack up your treats, collars and leashes! On August 21st, dogIDs will move into a new office space located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota.

The pack is ready for our next adventure and we are very excited for our new space. Here are a few things we are looking forward to:

  1. We have an office that is big enough to fit our team. At our old office the team was separated into five rooms. We will now be in one large area allowing for better communication and more creativity.
  2. We are moving personalized collar production in house. By moving this back to our office we can cut production time as well as venture into creating new products.
  3. We are in the heart of downtown Fargo. In the past few years, Fargo has grown into a community for entrepreneurs and creators to grow. We are very excited to be a part of the startup environment this town continues to thrive on.
  4. We get a new state-of-the-art studio space! Our team is excited to produce more photos and product videos to help our customers better understand our products, and have the ability to see them in action.
  5. We have a nap area…sadly, just for the dogs. In the new space we have a new designated dog area to promote playing, naps and positive social interactions for our office dogs or any pups that decide to visit.

Take a look at our new space or swing by for a visit if you are ever in Fargo!

503 7th St N Suite 001

Fargo ND 58102

A Modern Rustic Office

New Production Space

Outdoor Murals

– The dogIDs Pack

6 Tips to Stop Your Dog From Marking in the House

Stop dog from marking in the houseIf you have a dog that marks in the house, I don’t have to tell you how frustrating it can be!

When a dog marks, he (or she) is leaving small amounts of urine around, usually to let others know that he was there. It makes sense in the animal world, but obviously it’s not something most of us want to allow in our homes or even in certain parts of the yard.

So, if you have a dog who marks or pees on things in the home, here are some tips on how to end this annoying behavior.

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I Love My Mutt: Five Perks to Owning a Mixed-Breed Dog

Ace the mutt

My mutt Ace is a big, drooly black Lab mix with long legs and a blocky head.

Most people think he’s some sort of great dane or hound mix, but all his mixed-breed DNA test could tell me was “50 percent Labrador.”

When I adopted my dog, I wasn’t set on any particular breed or mixed breed, but I did know I wanted to adopt a dog in need.

This allowed me to choose a dog based on personality, temperament and energy vs. the dog’s appearance, which is the best advice I can give anyone when choosing a dog.

I have to admit, I will have a much harder time ignoring a dog’s appearance the next time I head out to adopt. Like most of us, I’m now drawn to all the dogs that look like my current dog – the big, shorthaired, black dogs.

And while I love purebred dogs, mutts will always be special because of my first dog Ace.

In my opinion, here are some of the perks to owning a mutt:

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Cruisin’ Canines: Wheelchairs for Dogs

There isn’t much more heart-breaking, or endearing for that matter, than a disabled animal facing physical limitations. Many still have a can-do attitude and simply need a little help getting around or returning to a somewhat normal lifestyle. For some, it’s a temporary need to help them recover post-surgery or injury as they heal. For others, they need a permanent solution.

Enter doggie wheelchairs.

Just like for humans, dog wheelchairs enable pets to be able to walk easier and ease stress on their body. They can take some getting used to at first, but before long, they’ll learn how to adapt. Dogs are smart creatures, after all. There are lots of success stories out there. [Read more…]